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Mad Men Season 1

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    Mad Men Recap: They See What They AreMad Men’s first unmistakably meta episode is essentially a rewrite of Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.
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    Mad Men Recap: Special AngelA Betty-centric episode explores her and other characters’ sense of confinement and the potential downsides of escape.
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    Mad Men Recap: Business As UsualA series of beguiling character moments reveal how capitalism, advertising, and workplaces can warp the mind and kill the spirit.
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    Mad Men Recap: Total OwnershipA dishonest man lives here.
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    Mad Men Recap: Kid StuffMad Men’s characters constantly scold others for acting childish. But it’s pot-kettle all the way.
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    Mad Men Recap: What Do Women Want?There are three potential utopias in Don’s current sexual landscape, and he’s endangering them all.
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    Mad Men Recap: Executive AccountsDon and Betty are conjoined by marriage, but they still feel alone.
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    Mad Men Recap: Old Dick WhitmanDon is not who he appears to be — and whoever he really is, he’s miserable.
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    Mad Men Recap: InvestmentsPete’s anxiety in his father’s presence is not about dollars and cents; it’s about the shame Pete feels at having to ask for help in the first place.
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    Mad Men Recap: Nannies and EggsWe explore the world outside Sterling Cooper in the first fully formed example of Mad Men using symbolism to complicate its stories.
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    Mad Men Series Premiere Recap: It’s ToastedWho is Donald Draper? We don’t know yet. When will we find out? When the show is ready to tell us.